[PROJECT MERCURY]. FRIENDSHIP 7 AND AURORA 7 PHOTO BOOKS, INSCRIBED TO BILL TAUB BY JOHN GLENN AND SCOTT CARPENTER
FROM THE ESTATE OF NASA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER BILL TAUB
A PAIR OF PHOTO BOOKS CAPTURING THE FRIENDSHIP 7 AND AURORA 7 MISSIONS
A SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS ILLUSTRATING THE FRIENDSHIP 7 AND AURORA 7 MISSIONS, FROM TECHNICAL PREPARATIONS TO PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS
Two comb-bound albums, custom made for Taub with his name gilt on each card cover, with 60 vintage black and white photographs in total, images taken by Bill Taub, printed recto and verso on card, 9 3/8 by 7 1/4 inches.
A striking collection of photographs capturing the excitement of these Mercury missions, offering images of Glenn and Carpenter preparing for launch, liftoff, recovery at sea, Glenn and President John F. Kennedy, the heroes' homecoming parades, etc. The details of each album are as follows:
Friendship 7 album (33 photographs): SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JOHN GLENN on card preceding the first photo: "BEST REGARDS TO | “TWO MORE-WILLIE” TAUB | — AND MY SINCERE APPRECIATION | FOR THE COVERAGE YOU GAVE | — GOOD JOB, BILL — | JOHN"
Aurora 7 (27 photographs): SIGNED and INSCRIBED by SCOTT CARPENTER on the first photo: "FOR BILL WHO DID MOST OF | THIS AND WHOSE READY SMILE |AND GOOD SPIRIT WAS VITAL TO | OUR SUCCESS—MANY THANKS. | SCOTT CARPENTER"